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Samhita looking badass

Thank you, Samhita

Today we bid adieu to our fearless, beautiful, visionary Executive Editor. We will miss her a *lot*, but we have no doubt that she will keep on doing amazing things for digital feminism and social justice at large. Apparently Refinery 29 agrees: they recently named her one of their “new feminist icons”.

Remember Jos’ epic takedown of the cissexism inherent in the attitude embodied in “I date women and trans men”? Now there’s a comic for that!

“There is art, and there are artists.” Why it matters that JD Salinger was a womanizer.

What we remember about the Birmingham church bombing.

Larry Summers gets what’s been coming to him.

Cher rocks.

The day after police fatally shoot an unarmed black man who was apparently seeking help after a car crash, author Jesmyn Ward talks about the love and loss of young black men.

Female police officers in Afghanistan are being executed in cold blood.

The “Pullout Generation” is here. Now what do sex educators think? 

Should we stop saying “I have a boyfriend” to deflect unwanted romantic attention?

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Lori Adelman started blogging with Feministing in 2008, and now runs partnerships and strategy as a co-Executive Director. She is also the Director of Youth Engagement at Women Deliver, where she promotes meaningful youth engagement in international development efforts, including through running the award-winning Women Deliver Young Leaders Program. Lori was formerly the Director of Global Communications at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and has also worked at the United Nations Foundation on the Secretary-General's flagship Every Woman Every Child initiative, and at the International Women’s Health Coalition and Human Rights Watch. As a leading voice on women’s rights issues, Lori frequently consults, speaks and publishes on feminism, activism and movement-building. A graduate of Harvard University, Lori has been named to The Root 100 list of the most influential African Americans in the United States, and to Forbes Magazine‘s list of the “30 Under 30” successful mediamakers. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Lori Adelman is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Partnerships.

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